Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

U-571 Mass Market Paperback – April 4, 2000


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, Import
"Please retry"
$2.19
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$3.19 $0.01

"The Tusk That Did Damage" by Tania James
James blends the mythical and the political to tell a wholly original, contemporary story about the majestic animal, that has mesmerized for centuries. See more
Available from these sellers.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

MAX ALLAN COLLINS, a well-known mystery and suspense author, has written several movie tie-in novels, including the bestselling Saving Private Ryan. He lives in Muscatine, Iowa.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"Soil" by Julie Kornegay
Drawing on elements of dark comedy and modern dysfunction, Kornegay’s novel is about the gravitational pull of one man’s apocalypse and the hope that maybe he can be reeled in from the brink. See more

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (April 4, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380812908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380812905
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Max Allan Collins is a New York Times bestselling author of original mysteries, a Shamus award winner and an experienced author of movie adaptions and tie-in novels. His graphic novel ROAD TO PERDITION was made into a major motion picture by Tom Hanks's production company, Playtone.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book (and film of the same name) is typical Hollywood hogwash - with Americans playing the parts of heroic British sailors, some of whom gave their lives aboard a sinking U-boat having captured the a set of Enigma code books from the Germans. Vote for the truth with your feet - read about the real heroes in books like: 'Enigma: The Battle for the Code' by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore and 'Capturing Enigma' by Stephen Harper, both available from Amazon
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a superb story about submarine warfare in the Atlantic in WWII. The plot contains one of the most imaginative twists that makes this story so unique. We follow the American crew as they are trapped by fate. The action is excellent and the characters bring the story to life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 18, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
U-571 was a Type VIIC U-Boat that was commisioned into the German Navy on May 22, 1941. U-571 did 11 combat patrols under two commanders (Helmut Mohlmann and Gustav Lussow), and sank 7 enemy ships. U-571 was lost with all hands on January 28, 1944, during an attack by Australian aircraft.
Clearly the novel "U-571" has nothing to do with with the actual submarine U-571! Of course, one cannot expect too much from a novel based on a hollywood screen play. Had the author wanted to write a novel about the British Navy capture of a German Navy Enigma device, he might have used the title "U-110". Or if he wanted to write a novel about the US Navy capture of a German Navy submarine, he might have used the title "U-505". Or he could have written a book about the actual U-571!
Rather than this novel, I would recommend "Run Silent Run Deep" or "Iron Coffins" by Herbert Werner.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Bev Thompson on February 27, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very amateurish, embarrassing reading. I couldn't take more than a quarter of the book, then had enough. The story line is ridiculous, and almost laughable, a real insult to German intelligence, like they couldn't identify one of their own up close? Come ON! The best stories of the U-boats are the real ones, the ones that really happened. If you're considering this book, be prepared to waste your time with total nonsense.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Virgil Howarth on June 6, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The capture of the Enigma code machine and code books was done by the British destroyer "Bulldog" in 1941 months before America was even in the War. This book and the movie based on it takes away the glory and credit from that British crew of sailors that played a major part in helping to win WWII. Only this generation of Hollywood writers and the author of this book could be so callus and dishonorable as to propose this lie without printing on the fly leaf that "This book is a complete fabrication and has no basis in fact" coupled with a short preface as to the real story.
It really is a shame, since the "real" story could have been as exiting and more suspenseful as this meaningless fairy tale.
Another sad fact is that much of today's youth will take this version as fact.
Remorsefully....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I love the movie, so I had to get the book! There seems to be more action in the book, but the action that is onscreen in the movie, is amazing!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Justin Lee Etherton on September 22, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Arrived a little late, but made up for it by being in new condition. Would recommend the book to friends.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 25, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was very good. But I did have only one thing that I totally disliked about this book and it was the language. In the movie, the language wasn't bad at all,unlike the book that constatly was cursing. Max Collins did not need to use all the language that he did. During the movie there wasn't one f-word and in the book it was used like crazy. So if it wasn't for the use of the language, then it would have been better. It was still an excellent book, but as I said before the language did not need to be used.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?